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Today we will talk about peptic ulcer treatment Peptic ulcer comes in two categories One is related to the Helicobacter infection The other is related to non steroidal anti inflammatory drug or NSAID Or it is related to the painkiller you take For both you need to take medicines that suppress acid and comes in the category of acid suppressing medicine Let us first look at what we should do in case of helicobacter ulcer We recommend a triple therapy where we use two types of antibiotics Like amoxicillin and clarithromycin and also a proton pump inhibitor is used to suppress the acid When acid is suppressed and both antibiotics are used Science shows that there is 85%-90% chance your ulcer will heal If your ulcer is as a result of painkillers or non inflammatory drugs The first thing you have to do is stop taking the painkillers Apart from that you also have to utilize acid suppressing medicine particularly proton pump inhibitors As acid suppresses over time, ulcer starts healing slowly Sometimes circumstances are such that painkillers cannot be stopped because of some reason You have to then use some PPI to heal the ulcer or make sure that ulcer isn't formed There are certain areas where we have to resort to surgery Say for example, if a patient vomits blood and we try to stop the bleeding with an endoscopy But if we are unable to stop the bleeding with an endoscopy Or if there is a diurnal tear, or a perforation and the ulcer bursts Then we have to perform a surgery If there are any diurnal and peptic ulcer complications which is blocking the tract, then we need a surgery A very common question which arises is: Can peptic ulcer turn cancerous? You need to understand that gastric ulcers are always dangerous So in case of gastric ulcers, we always perform a biopsy to rule out chances of malignancy Peptic ulcers can be treated with anti helicobactor treatment, or by avoiding painkillers and non steroidal inflammatory agents

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